India's young dashing opener Prithvi Shaw, who's currently preparing with Delhi Capitals for IPL 2021, has shared a video in which he is seen playing Table Tennis with his coach at the franchise. The Delhi Capitals squad is currently in Mumbai and will play their first match of the tournament against Chennai Super Kings on April 10 at the Wankhede Stadium. Read more - Bhuvaneshwar Kumar eyes on ICC WTC Championship final
The coach-player duo share a great camaraderie with each other and it is understood that Pravin Amre had a short stint with Prithvi Shaw after the latter arrived from Australia owing to some poor performances. This valuable time helped Prithvi Shaw regain his peak form as he slammed a record 827 runs to become the highest run-getter in the tournament, including the highest score of 227 not out.
Watch the video in Prithvi Shaw's story here:
The duo was seen playing a game of Table Tennis during their free time in the team room. The Delhi Capitals squad is staying at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.
Delhi Capitals to announce new captain likely today: Report
Shreyas Iyer, who picked up a shoulder injury during the first ODI against England, has been ruled out from the entire IPL 2021. Iyer is said to undergo a surgery soon and thus will be unavailable for the next 3-4 months.
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According to a report in Inside Sport, Delhi Capitals are likely to announce the name of new captain today. Yesterday, coach Ricky Ponting landed in Mumbai is undergoing the mandatory quarantine. Along with him, senior players Ashwin, Rahane, too have landed and the former is said to be the frontrunner in the leadership role.
However, Delhi Capitals have a rookie option in Rishabh Pant, who is in scintillating form this season, but Rishabh Pant doesn't have a leadership experience so most likely, he won't be assigned the role.
Ajay Ratra appointed as Assistant coach
Earlier last week, the Delhi Capitals announced the appointment of former India wicket-keeper Ajay Ratra as the team’s assistant coach. "I am honoured to join Delhi Capitals as an assistant coach. This is a very exciting team to work with, abundant with talent. I can’t wait to meet the team and contribute to its success. I am grateful to the Delhi Capitals management for giving me this wonderful opportunity," Ratra said after he was assigned the role.